SJGE serves globally and locally

Services

List of 6 items.

  • Service

    As educators and ministers at a Xaverian Brothers school, our own Mission, Vision, Values document challenges us “to become a center of Christian concern for Gospel justice and peace,”—and thus, we offer programs to “…allow students to give concrete service to the poor and marginalized,” while also “…forming students in the attitudes, values, and competencies that promote a life of Christian service and social consciousness.”  Students have numerous opportunities for service locally, regionally, and internationally.  While not a requirement, hundreds of students are involved in service activities each and every year.
  • Global Encounter

    As educators and ministers at a Xaverian Brothers school, our own Mission, Vision, Values document challenges us “to become a center of Christian concern for Gospel justice and peace,”—and thus, we offer immersion programs to “…allow students to give concrete service to the poor and marginalized,” while also “…forming students in the attitudes, values, and competencies that promote a life of Christian service and social consciousness.”  And further, as the term ‘immersion’ suggests, all Global participants must be ready to leave behind their creature comforts, support systems, assumptions, and be challenged to a new way of living.  Saint John’s has relationships with the following agencies:


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  • Service Day

    For a Saturday each May, more than 500 members of the local Saint John's community--students, faculty, staff, families--give a day of service to several dozen agencies in the greater Worcester region.
  • Junior Urban Encounter

    Designed as a 36-hour urban immersion and offered several times throughout each school year (typically Thursday mornings through Friday afternoons), the Junior Urban Encounter exposes members of the junior class to a wide variety of service agencies and sites in the Worcester area, including Habitat for Humanity, the Refugee Apostolate, Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Great Brook Valley, the Veterans' Shelter, Matthew 25, Salvation Army, and Almost Home / Dismas House.
  • March for Life

    The March for Life trip is a three-day ‘consistent ethic of life’ immersion.  The social protest and parade of the annual March for Life is preceded by visits to Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the White House and/or Capitol, the Museum of the American Indian, the National Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and a rally/prayer service at George Mason University —so that abortion is presented as among any number of ways in which our society often fails to cherish life and beauty in all its forms, a state of affairs which is all-too-profoundly apparent among the innumerable museums and monuments of our nation’s capital.
  • Local Community Service

    Each week throughout the school year, all students may volunteer at several agencies in the greater Worcester area.  These experiences familiarize Saint John's students with very real needs in the local community.  Local community service sites include the Nativity School of Worcester, Worcester Comprehensive Childcare at Great Brook Valley and Saint Peter's Elementary School in Worcester.